This spring I had the awesome opportunity to be published in the Spring ‘19 Patagonia Catalog. Along with a team of my roommates Grant Perdue & Jack Plantz, and my girlfriend Natalie Garza, we were able to create a unique image during the wildfire season. Below is the image that was used in the catalog & a second photo of one my biggest fans (thanks Dad). I’ll post some of the other photos from our morning running in the hills.
The morning began with a 2:30am departure from Boulder, Colorado to head to the trailhead of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. With weary eyes and tired bodies, the crew lay awake while Grant explained how stoked he was for the upcoming morning.
We ran the mellow switchbacks up to Chasm Lake and finally broke tree-line as the sun rose in the distance. The atmosphere was something we had been expecting as wildfire smoke had been clogging the skies for the past month in Colorado. As the sunrise continued, we were greeted with a very ethereal view.
Coming up to Chasm is always awesome. Seriously never a disappointment. The alpine glow of the Diamond is something quite special.
Then Natalie & Grant decided they wanted a photo for their new rap album.
Overall such a great day in the mountains with some of my best friends. On top of that I was able to achieve a longtime goal of getting a photo of mine in such an iconic catalog.